The Costa Rica Me-treat: Yoga, Surf & Pura Vida

As a working mom of 2, living in one of the hottest cities in the world…life can get… exhausting. That’s why retreating and taking time for myself is essential for self-care and to maintain my overall well-being. As I get older, I get better at identifying when I need a time out. I felt the need to recharge, reflect, and prioritize my mental and physical health by doing what I love most. So I treated myself to @dedica’s yoga retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica was on my travel bucket list for 2023, yoga and nature are always on my list, and I’ve been dyingto start surfing. I had the most incredible time, here I’ve answered all your questions about my me-treat.

What retreat? My dear friend friend and yoga teacher @dedica put together the ideal escape for every yogi, surfer, and wellness enthusiast looking to connect further to nature and to themselves.

Where? Nosara, Costa Rica.

How do you get there? I flew from Miami International to Liberia, the airport in Guanacaste, CR and then drove for 2.5 hrs. to Nosara. You can also fly to San Jose and take a small plane straight to Nosara.

Where did you stay? We stayed at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, a dedicated space that offers a serene and immersive environment for individuals to deepen their yoga practice, relax, and rejuvenate.

For how long? I went for 5 days, most of the girls stayed for a week.

What did you do? I surfed every day at 5am for 1.5hrs. Then I would head straight to my morning yoga class. We had 2, 90-minute yoga sessions a day (morning and evening). These were followed by breakfast and a full day to either relax or seek adventure until evening yoga. Days start and end early. Dinners were between 7 & 8pm and we were all in bed shortly after.

Where did you eat? I always ate breakfast at @bodhitreeyogaresort’s juice bar which offered a variety or fresh juices & acai bowls. For lunch we explored town & some of my favorites were:

@nakedfoods, @luvburger & @howlersbeachlounge (best fish tacos I’ve ever had!). Days end early so the only night we made it out to dinner, we went to Tulum’s native @posadamarguerita for fresh-made pasta, pizza, and wine.

What did you pack? Way too many yoga clothes, a few bathing suits, a wetsuit for surfing, light shorts & tees, my Birkenstock sandals, mosquito repellent, rose water, and my visor. Nosara is very casual and very hot.


With Love,
Gigi x
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